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Weather In Australia 2021.
« on: January 03, 2021, 10:05:24 PM »
After coming through a tough phase marked by drought and bushfires, some inland Australian bird species are now thriving after a plentiful amount of rain.



Birdlife Australia's NSW woodland bird program manager Mick Roderick said it was hugely encouraging.

"A remarkable boon, it's just been incredible," he said.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/budgies-buttonquails-and-other-inland-birds-booming-after-drought-and-fire-left-them-barely-hanging-on/533215
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Re: Weather In Australia 2021.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 05:46:48 PM »
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/deluge-continues-in-north-queensland-with-towns-on-flood-watch-after-tropical-cyclone-imogen-downgraded/533228

Deluge continues in north Queensland with towns on flood watch after Tropical Cyclone Imogen downgraded
By Kate McKenna, Kelly Butterworth and staff, Tuesday January 5, 2021 - 13:10 EDT
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Black Gully Creek Crossing at Giru floods after rain from Tropical Cyclone Imogen. - ABC
Ex-tropical cyclone Imogen is continuing to dump heavy rain on Queensland's north, with "intense" falls, flash flooding and "damaging to destructive winds" possible as the system hovers over the region.



The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicts potential isolated daily rainfall totals of more than 350 millimetres in some parts.

Forecaster Peter Markworth said the region would see falls today between 150mm and 200mm, with heavier falls between Tully and Townsville predicted over the next six hours before extending down to Ayr for the rest of Tuesday.
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Re: Weather In Australia 2021.
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 04:25:03 PM »
Summer has finally arrived in Australia’s southeast, after an exceptionally cool and cloudy start to the season caused by classic La Nina conditions.

La Nina typically makes summers cooler and wetter. As we told you on the weekend:

Melbourne had its coolest December since 2001 (based on daily maximum temps)
Western Sydney and Canberra had their coolest December in a decade.
Adelaide and coastal parts of Sydney had their coolest December since 2014.
But this week, it's finally warming up in eastern Australia. The relentless moist easterlies typical of La Nina have eased for the time being, replaced by hotter, drier winds from the north and west.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/revealed-what-temperature-makes-a-perfect-summers-day/533258

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Australia's 2nd tropical cyclone of the season could form this week
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 07:32:24 PM »
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/australias-2nd-tropical-cyclone-of-the-season-could-form-this-week/533271

A low pressure system located over the eastern Indian Ocean could soon become the second tropical cyclone to form in Australia's area of responsibility so far this season.

As the sun rose on Thursday morning, a tropical low was passing close to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. While the system hasn't been strong enough to cause damaging winds on the island, a weather station at Cocos Island Airport received around 100mm of rain during the 24 hours to 9am on Thursday.

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Tropical Cyclone Kimi has intensified to a category two as it moves south, with a Cyclone Watch now declared to Bowen.



Towns from Innisfail to Ayr, in Far North Queensland, including Lucinda, Palm Island and Townsville are in the warning zone.

The cyclone is currently moving south-southeast and is likely to continue in the same direction throughout the night, bringing with it destructive winds with gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour, and heavy rainfall.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tropical-cyclone-kimi-intensifies-to-category-two-with-warnings-extended-to-bowen/533319

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Australia's capital suffering sizzling conditions
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 06:03:22 PM »
Canberra, like much of southeast Australia, is in the middle of a very hot spell. Saturday saw temperatures rear up, with severe-to-extreme heatwave conditions expected to continue through to Wednesday for much of NSW.

A low pressure trough is responsible for dragging this very hot airmass into the southeast. A high pressure system over the Tasman is also helping to prevent the heat from escaping.

Canberra Airport reached 36 degrees on Saturday, it's hottest day since February last year. However, it has been a relatively cool start to the year in Canberra. The running average maximum temperature this January is more than two degrees lower than normal. This was helped by a string of nine days below average at the start of the year. In comparison, January 2020 only had 11 below average maximums for the whole month.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/australias-capital-suffering-sizzling-conditions/533363

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Melbourne deluge makes it city's wettest day in 10 months
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 05:36:31 PM »
Anthony Sharwood, Friday January 29, 2021 - 12:56 EDT
As today's early forecasts predicted, it's absolutely pelting down in Melbourne this Friday.

Rain began falling in the city just before 8 am on Friday morning, with 3.6 mm in the gauge by 9 am.

Rain gauges "reset" at 9 am, because daily observations are taken in the 24-hour period from 9 am. Between 9 am and 12:30 pm, a further 39 mm of rain had fallen in the city, with at least another hour or so of rain expected before skies clear temporarily.

Why such heavy rain in the middle of summer?
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melbourne-deluge-makes-it-citys-wettest-day-in-10-months/533397

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WA to face heatwave and flooding at the same time.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 05:39:37 PM »
Ben Domensino, Friday January 29, 2021 - 13:46 EDT
Western Australia will be hit by a severe heatwave and flooding rain during the coming days, with Perth in line for a sweaty start to February.

A persistent high pressure ridge to the south of Western Australia will interact with a tropical low near the state's north during the next several days. This synoptic pattern will cause hot easterly winds to flow towards the state's western coastline, while heavy rain falls in the north, near the tropical low.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/wa-to-face-heatwave-and-flooding-at-the-same-time/533399

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Low pressure system lashes southwest WA
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2021, 10:05:15 PM »
A low pressure system off the southwestern coast of Western Australia has delivered gusty winds and heavy rain, with some places having their highest daily February rainfall in decades.

The low has been sitting offshore in recent days, slowly making its way south. Heavy rain to the south of the system has been impacting parts of the Central West, Lower West and South West districts. Between 9am AWST Saturday and 6am AWST Sunday the highest falls were in the Central West where Hill River Springs picked up 80mm, Moora 74mm and Lancelin East 71mm.

Further south, Cape Naturaliste recorded 39mm in the 22 hours to 9am AWST Sunday which is already the highest daily February total in over 100 years. Elsewhere, Bunbury's 40mm and Wandering's 28mm is the highest daily total of any month in nearly 20 months.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/low-pressure-system-lashes-southwest-wa/533451

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Cold weather blamed for mass deaths of tree martin birds in Western Australia
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2021, 09:31:14 PM »
Conservationists have blamed a summer cold snap for the widespread deaths of a small native bird in Western Australia's South West.

A low pressure system brought unseasonal cold temperatures and heavy rainfall to southern WA for several days from the weekend.

Parks and Wildlife conservation officer Ben Lullfitz said after the cold weather people had found dead tree martin birds from Augusta to Bunbury.

"It's a small bird which looks a bit like a swallow, basically they are insect feeders which don't like cold weather in the summer ... which has caused them to get into quite a bit of distress," he said.

Mr Lullfitz said the birds were unable to feed or regulate their body temperature during the cool conditions.
https://www.sott.net/article/448477-Cold-weather-blamed-for-mass-deaths-of-tree-martin-birds-in-Western-Australia

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Severe storms and heavy rain in NSW
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2021, 09:44:44 PM »
Severe thunderstorms were dumping heavy rain over parts of eastern NSW as the sun rose on Friday, with more rain and storms on the way later in the day.

A deep layer of onshore winds feeding into a low pressure trough caused a few early-morning storms between the Hunter and Northern Rivers districts of NSW on Friday.

One of these storms delivered 52mm of rain in two hours at Dungog, while one-hour rain rates of 40-50mm were recorded at a couple of gauges in the state's far northeast.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/severe-storms-and-heavy-rain-in-nsw/533517

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La Niña has lived up to its name this past summer for much of eastern Australia, with the NSW Mid North Coast copping a drenching.

The lead up to summer was relatively dry for the Mid North Coast, with all mainland weather stations recording less than half the monthly average for November. Things radically changed in December, the start of a very wet three months.

Dorrigo went from 32mm of rain in November to a whopping 772mm in December. That was Dorrigo's wettest December on record. Combining the 311mm in January and 425mm in February, Dorrigo just had its wettest summer on record.

Coffs Harbour also just had its wettest summer on record, albeit with a short history. The weather station at the airport just recorded its first summer with over 1000mm of rain, with 1225mm in the gauge. Next best was last summer with 925mm.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/a-very-wet-summer-for-the-nsw-mid-north-coast/533566

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Tropical Cyclone Niran gaining strength over Coral Sea
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2021, 10:08:09 PM »
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tropical-cyclone-niran-gaining-strength-over-coral-sea/533605

Severe Tropical Cyclone Niran is deepening as it barrels across the Coral Sea towards New Caledonia, where it's likely to cause severe weather this weekend.

At 10am AEST on Friday, Niran was a category four severe tropical cyclone with wind speeds estimated to be averaging 165 km/h, and gusting to 230 km/h, near its core.

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Ten years ago, La Nina drenched this property. This year, nothing but dust
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 06:15:13 PM »
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/ten-years-ago-la-nina-drenched-this-property-this-year-nothing-but-dust/533616
en years ago, La Nina drenched this property. This year, nothing but dust
Anthony Sharwood, Monday March 8, 2021 - 10:47 EDT
When outback cattle farmer Gillian Fennell heard that the summer of 2020/21 would be a La Niña summer, she allowed herself to dream.

Not too much, of course. Outback farming life soon breaks the hearts of anyone who puts too much faith in soaking rains. But just a little.

"We were quietly confident we might get a better season," Fennell told Weatherzone. We thought, it's been 10 years, it's our time to get some decent rainfall.”

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50 mm per hour as severe storm hits southern Brisbane.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2021, 06:15:25 PM »
A band of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms inundated southern suburbs of Brisbane on Thursday amid an outbreak of severe storms in eastern Australia.

A near-stationary band of rain and storms developed over southeast Queensland late on Thursday morning, targeting areas to the south of the Brisbane River.

A rain gauge at Leslie Harrison Dam recorded 55mm of rain during the hour up to 12:35pm AEST. There were also falls exceeding 30mm per hour at Rochedale and Burbank.

The severe storms are part of a broader outbreak of unsettled weather that's affecting NSW and southern QLD on Thursday.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/50-mm-per-hour-as-severe-storm-hits-southern-brisbane/533632

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Bumper wet season brings joy to Kimberley tourism operators, pastoralists.
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2021, 05:34:36 PM »
Heavy rain has prompted the closure of part of the Kimberley's main highway, while the deluge has thrilled pastoralists and built excitement for the tourism season ahead.


Since 9am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 20 millimetres to 100mm have been recorded, with isolated falls of up to 178mm at Mistake Creek Homestead.


At Flora Valley Station, about 100 kilometres east of Halls Creek near the Western Australia?Northern Territory border, 177mm was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Monday.


Station manager Gary Faulks said the downpour was equivalent to almost their entire 2019 wet season in one night.


"We've had a really good start ? that's given us 924mm for this wet," he said.


Mr Faulks said the property was experiencing its best wet in almost a decade, which was a relief after two poor seasons in a row.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/bumper-wet-season-brings-joy-to-kimberley-tourism-operators-pastoralists/533670

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Sydney floods: Thousands flee worst flooding in 60 years.
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2021, 06:48:36 PM »
Rivers burst their banks after days of torrential rain with forecasters warning of more rain to come in the Australian city.
Australian authorities were preparing to evacuate thousands of more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs on the western fringes of Sydney, the country’s biggest city, with another day of heavy rain triggering the worst floods in 60 years.

Rivers across the state of New South Wales (NSW) have burst their banks amid three days of unrelenting rain.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/22/thousands-more-evacuate-as-sydney-faces-deluge

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Cold blast could bring snow to southern states
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2021, 06:47:35 PM »
It could snow in parts of Australia's southern states this weekend, as a cold blast sweeps in.
Forecasters say the first snow of winter could fall on higher ground in a signal the warm summer weather is finally over.
Snow is forecast below 700m in Tasmania, and 900m in Victoria, NSW while the ACT is heading for sub zero temperatures by Monday.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/weather-forecast-australia-victoria-south-australia-tasmania/d432585d-a9b7-4790-b715-e6a07277e11d

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How cold can it get in Australia?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2021, 07:16:53 AM »
Ben Domensino, Wednesday April 14, 2021 - 16:57 EST
The first proper cold snap of the season sent shivers across southeastern Australia last weekend and another bout of cold air is on its way up from the Southern Ocean.

But how does this cold weather compare with some of Australia's biggest wintry outbreaks of the past?



The lowest temperature in the country so far this month was minus 5.5ºC at Perisher Valley on Tuesday morning.

That's cold, but it's far from a record for April. Back in 2009, a weather station at Charlotte Pass cooled to minus 13ºC.

Of course the Aussie Alps get much colder in winter and the lowest temperature on record was a bone-numbing minus 23ºC, also at Charlotte Pass, in late June 1994.

In fact, Charlotte Pass has registered Australia's seven lowest temperatures on record.

Thankfully the next round of cold air heading towards southeastern Australia won't challenge any records, but it will bring some more snow to Tasmania and Victoria.
https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/how-cold-can-it-get-in-australia-/533914

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Melbourne is experiencing a spell of 'upside-down' weather with temperatures surprisingly warmer at midnight than midday.
The city, notorious for bizarre and unpredictable weather, reached 19.4 degrees at midnight after recording a temperature of just 15.8 degrees at midday yesterday.
According to Weatherzone, Melbourne was 3.6 degrees warmer in the middle of the night than in the middle of the previous day.
The strange temperature was due to warm air being pushed from the north across the city ahead of a cold front.
https://www.9news.com.au/national/weather-melbourne-city-warmer-at-midnight-than-midday-high-temperatures/112d6da1-9b54-4a7c-bb81-b6d153c03199


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